The Institute for Higher Education Policy is celebrating 30 years of promoting access and success in higher education for all students with a focus on students from low-income backgrounds and others historically marginalized on the basis of race, background, or circumstance. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit research, policy and advocacy organization.
Higher education can be a pathway to economic security, social mobility, and society-wide value – but only if the student completes their degree.
Barriers in Justice and Education
Nearly 94 percent of adults incarcerated in the United States do not have a postsecondary degree.
Data & Transparency
Our system of higher education is data-rich but information-poor.
Affordability & Need-Based Aid
Need-based aid does more than make college more affordable – it makes college possible.